Sulfur deposited on the cone flanks and surrounding areas gives the appearance of a snow storm.

Sulfur deposited on the cone flanks and surrounding areas gives the appearance of a snow storm. Image courtesy of MARUM, University of Bremen and NOAA-Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.

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